Biography of Larry Bird’s Wife Dinah Mattingly; Career with Personal Life

There are many non-celebrities who have become popular with the relationship of showbiz people. The name “Dinah Mattingly” is not new for the media and the audiences. Effortlessly, People recognize Dinah as the wife of a former basketball player and former coach Larry Bird.

Dinah Mattingly was born on 16th November 1954, in the United States of America to American parents. Her birth sign Scorpio. Dinah holds American nationality while she belongs to a white ethnic background.

She completed her high school education at Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana. Later, she moved to Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana for further education.

Is Dinah Mattingly Related to Baseball Coach Don Mattingly?

No, Dinah Mattingly is not related to Don Mattingly. Dinah is the wife of an American basketball player, Larry. However, Don married Lori in 2010 after separation from the first wife Kim Sexton (1997-2007). Dinah and Don have a similar one thing that is their surname “Mattingly”.

Larry Bird and Dinah Mattingly
Dinah and Larry in the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award in the Press Room during the 2019 NBA Awards. The was presented by Kia on TNT at Barker Hangar on 24, June 2019, in Santa Monica, California. (Photo: Getty Image)

Almost 3 Decades of Married life with Larry Bird, Are they still living happily together?

Talking about her personal life, Dinah is a married woman. She married to an NBA star, Larry Bird on 31st October 1989, in Indiana, the United States. The duo met for the first time at their college Indiana State University and started dating. In the late 1980s after dating for some years, they engaged and tied the wedding knot in 1989.

Caption: Dinah Mattingly with her husband, Larry Bird

Currently, the married couple is spending a happy life together without any sign of divorce and separation. The couple even adopted a son and a daughter Connor Bird (son) and Mariah Bird (daughter). Further, she has also a stepdaughter named Corrie Bird, born on 14th August 1977, from Larry with his previous wife Janet Condra.

Bird’s Career 

Her husband, Larry Bird is a renowned basketball player. From high school, he started playing basketball. Larry attended Indiana State University where he played for the team Sycamores. At the NCAA tournament under his leadership, his team Sycamores was able to make an appearance.

Caption: Dinah Mattingly husband Larry Bird

Unfortunately, his team Sycamores lost the championship but he was awarded the player of the year award for his incredible performance. While he played for Sycamores, Larry got many offers but he declined all those offers. After playing for Sycamores, Larry draft by Boston Celtics for around 3.25 million. He also won 3 championships with his team, and Bird has got three straight league MVPs, Two NBA Finals MVPs, NBA Rookie of the Year. Later on, he retired from NBA in the year 1992 after suffering from back injuries.

What is the Net Worth and Salary of Larry Bird?

Her husband, Larry Bird has an estimated net worth of around $55 million as of 2019 which he earned through his basketball career.

Dinah Mattingly's husband, Larry Bird on his car
Caption: Dinah Mattingly’s husband, Larry Bird on his car (Photo: NBA)

Larry signed with the Celtics for $3.25 million to play in their team for 5 years in the year 1979. Throughout his basketball career, Larry earned about $26 million.